THE WEEK IN REARVIEW
Plowing the sand mounds in Sea Bright. Can summer be far behind? (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Welcome back to another week at redbankgreen. Here’s a glance back at the stories that filled our cyberpages last week.
On the crime scene, assault, theft and sexual assault were all items in Red Bank’s police blotter, while Middletown police were busy dealing with lots of illegal substances. For the second week in a row, Fair Haven was hit with another round of vehicle break-ins.
Also for the second consecutive week, Riverview Medical Center got a financial boost from across the river.
A Middletown father of five was killed last Saturday on the Garden State Parkway, and the driver of car that collided with his was charged with DWI.
Earth Day is coming up. If you’re into saving the planet or saving money on trash bags, the county is offering tips on composting.
In Middletown, taxes are on the rise. Same for the school and municipal taxes in Red Bank.
Engineering firm T&M Associates topped the statewide list of government contractors in terms of contributions to political campaigns. Will Red Bank Councilman Mike DuPont take on Jen Beck for her state Senate seat? Not this year, he says.
Local Pop Warner teams, save Rumson-Fair Haven, defected to a new football league.
Somebody who chooses not to mince words issued a not-so-friendly reminder to curb your dog. Or you could just keep your pup in the car.
Riverside Gardens Park is a good place for ollie practice, apparently, and Little Silver’s Memorial Garden is a good place to work your green thumb.
In these pluvial days of April, Tom Chesek writes that the sun will come out tomorrow.
Need a place to get your reel ready for summer? A place might be coming to Red Bank.
At Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, students pushed a pledge for no booze and got a visit from outer space. And a Red Bank Primary School teacher is heading to Yale for her achievements in music education.
Sea Bright pledged to keep the library and patch up some serious potholes. Also, Ichabod’s ends an era, and its former doorman takes over.
A popular Middletown hotspot isn’t so well-received by neighbors.
The Red Bank Fire Department ended the week announcing it got a new boat and snuffed out a furnace fire on the east side of town.
A rabbi walks into Rumson, and a couple thousand walk into a wall of guitars at Brookdale.
Finally, if you haven’t figured out where this week’s Where Have I Seen This? is, you’ve still got a few days to take a guess by responding here.